This course takes place in Montreal at the small crag located on Île Sainte-Hélène. This spot is easily accessible by public transport. So if you live in Montreal, you don’t even have to own a car to do this course! If you prefer to go to the Laurentians, we offer a similar course at Montagne d’Argent.

Do you already rock climb and want to set-up your top-ropes yourself? Or do you want to help your more experienced partners set up ropes? This complete course will teach you all of the fundamentals necessary to climb safely on your own. This is an ESSENTIAL course that will give you a solid foundation for outdoor climbing.

The course takes place over 2 consecutive days (typically Saturday and Sunday). You select the date of the first day and the second day is automatically the next day.

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COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES

  • Knowledge of equipment and rock climbing equipment standards
  • Advice for selecting equipment
  • Tying knots specific to rock climbing
  • Building the perfect anchor
  • Belaying techniques
  • Rappelling off bolts/trees
  • Security techniques at the top of a cliff
  • Gestures and communication

The TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course includes:

  • FQME and AGMA certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 10$ discount on the book TRANSITION (value of 40$ – promo code: Transition)

The TRANSITION – TOP ROPE ANCHORS course doesn’t includes:

  • FQME membership. Click here to join!
  • Your personal gear (see list in the equipments required section; you can do rental HERE)

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
  • Create a group of 6 people and 1 is free:
    • Enter the promo code below when registering to take advantage of your free offer: groupede6

Minimum age

  • 15 years old

Requirements

  • Top-rope climbing in a climbing gym or on rock

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.
    • 10$ discount on the book TRANSITION (value of 40$ – promo code: Transition)

Schedule for the weekend

Day 1 – 7h30 hours

  • 8:45 AM Reception at the crag
  • 9:00-9:30 AM: Assesment of participants’ knowledge (knots, belays and rappelling concepts)
  • 9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Practice and theory taught in workshops:
    • Rock climbing standards and presentation of the equipment used – review of equipment
    • Knots workshop (water knot, double fisherman’s, Prusik, etc.)
    • The perfect anchor (number of anchor points, equalized, redundancy)
    • Physics of potential falls
    • Self-belay at cliff edge (fixed rope, prusik, rappel, etc.)
    • Setting up an anchor on trees and bolts
    • Rappelling set-up and techniques
  • 4:00-4:30 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • Less than 5 minutes, 20m of high difference and less than 100m of hike to reach the crag

Day 2 – 7h30 hours

  • 8:50 AM: Reception at the crag
  • 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM: Top-rope setup, climbing, rappelling and cleaning anchors
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Intro to self-rescue: escaping the belay
  • 4:00 AM- 4:30 PM: Review of the day and conclusion
  • Less than 5 minutes, 20m of high difference and less than 100m of hike to reach the crag

Dates:

  • Every weekend between mid-April and end of October
  • 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine).
    • contact us T. 514-802-0922 or operations@lalibertenordsud.com

Date changes, cancellations and refunds

Read pour policies here.

Personal equipment to bring

  • Lunches and snacks
  • At least 2 L of water
  • Polar vest (depending on the season)
  • Windbreaker
  • Day backpack (30-40 L)
  • Tuque and gloves (depending on the season)
  • Change of clothes for the return trip
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Insect repellant

OPTIONAL personal equipment to bring (in our opinion, and for your safety, you should always have these items with you on your outdoor adventures):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Flashlight (frontal, if possible)
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

Rock climbing equipment to bring

Note: The list below is recommended in order to be autonomous

If you do not have all of these items, you can rent them here.

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • 1 self-belaying lanyard (Beal’s Dynaconnexion or equivalent)
  • 7 locking carabiners
    • 2 type B carabiners
    • 2 type H carabiners
    • 3 other locking carabiners of your choice (for individual rappelling kit)
  • 1 120 cm sling
  • 1 240 cm sling
  • 1 cord (6 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 cord (2 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 belay device (Reverso, ATC, etc.)

Recommendation

  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.

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